President bans U.S. imports of Russian seafood

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alaska’s congressional delegation welcomed Friday’s announcement by President Joe Biden that the U.S. will dramatically downgrade its trade status with Russia as punishment for its invasion of Ukraine, including banning imports of Russian seafood.

Russia exported $1.2 billion in seafood products to the U.S. in 2021. That made it the eighth-largest seafood exporter by value to the U.S. last year, the Anchorage Daily News reported. The main products were snow crab, king crab and cod, according to data from the National Marine Fisheries Service.

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